3 Sep 2010
Moshe Mikanovsky Art blog celebrates 1 year!
Wow! This day a year ago I started blogging! It is hard to believe that a year already passed by. Since my first post in which I shared my inspiration for art, I have done, and learned, so much about blogging.
If you are an avid blogger who started awhile ago, you probably remember the feeling of accomplishment, reaching this milestone of a full year blogging without giving it up.
If you have not started blogging yet, believe me – you should.
And if you started, wrote once in awhile, and thinking of calling it quits – don’t. It works, it really does. And its worth it.
To celebrate this milestone, I decided to create a list. Of numbers, and statistics, and facts, but one that summarizes what I see as a huge success. Her it goes:
Note: the following information is mostly based on WordPress statistics plug-in.
Number of posts – 81 (including this one). That is better than my goal of one post per week!
Number of images – 247
Total views – 18,540
Most read post – List of 120+ websites for artists to build online presence 5,351 views! Followed by Artists Online Presence – how one artist does it? (976 times). The Home page was viewed 2,295 times, and the Blog Gallery 777 times.
Number of subscribers – 41. Compared with the high number of viewers and interest generating posts, does this low number means there is still not enough interest in what I have to say?
Busiest day – Thursday, June 17, 2010 – 557 views
Retweets - List of 120+ websites for artists to build online presence was retweeted 109 times. That is the highest of all my other posts.
Number of comments – 384
Spam comments captured – 2,502. Thanks for Akismet plug-in!
Incoming Links – 889 (thanks to Yahoo Site Explorer)
Countries where blog was viewed – 67 countries, out of which 56.71% of views were from the USA. Canada follows with 27.75%, then Israel with 3% and many other countries below that. (this info is from my Google Analytics, and applies also to my main site, not just the blog)
Income made from blogging efforts – More Ketubah sales (this is hard to quantify because I license my artwork to Ketubah.com, and I don’t have direct connection to the clients, so I am not sure if they found my Ketubah designs through my blog or not), writing gigs, Zazzle sales, art shows sales, prints, licensing for calendar (more info soon), paid link to site.
No income made from – affiliates, Amazon, AdSense
Other achievements – developed and started teaching New Media for Artists courses, made many new online-friends, started on Twitter, Facebook page.